The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Yewande Sadiku has disclosed that Nigeria recorded investment announcement inflow of over $3.9 billion in the third quarter of 2019.
Speaking to the media at the weekend in Abuja, Sadiku released the Commission‘s report on Investment Announcements in r Q3 which shows that during the period (between July and September), the federal government received investment announcements to the tune of $3.29 billion.
According to the Executive Secretay: “in furtherance, to its mandate, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) represents the report on investment announcement for the Q3 of 2019. In the period, US$9.29 of announcement were tracked through the NIPC Intelligence Newsletters, which are issued 6 days a week.
“The report showed that a total of 13 projects across 4 states and offshore were announced by investors in 4 countries. The major announcements were made by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company which plans to invest $5 billion in crude exploration; Sterling Oil Exploration and Energy Production Company (SEEPCO) in a joint venture project of $3.15 billion with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the development of Oil Mining Lease (OML)13.
“CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company (CDPC) also in a joint venture project with NNPC to the tune of $875.75 million for the funding , provision of technical services and alternative financing for the development of OML 65 while Datasonic Group Berhard, a Malaysian Group is investing in the information and communication infrastructure to the tune of $100 million”.
Sadiku noted that: “mining and quarry sector accounted for 98% while information, health & social services, manufacturing and agriculture collectively accounted for the balance of 2%. The major destination was the Niger-Delta with 87% while Lagos, Kaduna, Anambra and Ogun states accounted for less than 1%, the other destinations were not made public by the investors”.
On Pioneer Status Inventive, NIPC report shows that: “19 new application was received in Q3, one application was granted approval in principle; the company, in Tourism sector had a total investment of 3.03 billion while its staff strength was 65. Two applications were granted direct Presidential approval for the extension for 2 years; the 2 applications had a total investment of N185. 63 billion, while its staff strength was 3085.”
The report shows further that: “during the reporting period, 11 companies were granted Pioneer Status Inventive with confirmed production dates and 1 application was declined. 41 companies still enjoying the Pioneer Status Incentive, 41abandoned applications and 113 applications pending,” states the report released by NIPC.